Community support coordinator
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
4d ago
source : Jobg8

Kotahi mano ngā rā hiki te oranga mo ngā whakatipuranga, i roto i ngā hapori

In the first 1000 days setting the path of wellness in our communities, for generations to come

Whānau Āwhina Plunket is the largest service in Aotearoa supporting the health and wellbeing of pēpē, tamariki and their whanau / family.

We are on a pro-equity journey where we give life to the Treaty principles of tino rangatiratanga, partnership, active protection, equity and options in our mahi / work to ensure healthy tamariki, confident whānau and connected communities.

This journey is creating exciting career opportunities - If you would like to contribute to the important mahi we do, nau mai, haere mai.

Are you passionate about improving health outcomes for tamariki and whānau?

Are you looking for meaningful work in in a supportive team environment?

Are you highly motivated, enjoy and thrive working in an environment where no two days are the same.

If you have a community development background, experience working with diverse groups, whānau, Māori, Pacific, community groups and volunteers.

Then we want to hear from you.

What we offer you :

A place in a great team where we all care about making a difference for tamariki, whānau and communities in our region

Opportunities to develop professionally and personally in various ways so you can contribute to our organisational goals

Flexible working hours

This role is fixed term for 12 months - 32 hours per week

We need people who will bring the best of themselves to the role and has :

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

Confidence working autonomously and as part of a team

A commitment to participating in our pro-equity journey is essential, and an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application to achieving equitable health outcomes for whānau Māori would be an advantage for this role

A commitment to live our values; kia māia - to be courageous, kia Māhaki - to be humble, kia manaaki - to care and kia tūhono - to stand in relationship

Understanding of the principles and practices of community development, groups, parent to parent support and community led initiatives

Knowledge, connections and understanding of local / regional networks and groups is desirable

An understanding of volunteering and experience in the management, facilitation and coordination of groups and volunteers is highly desirable

Skills and experience working with vulnerable groups, Māori and Pacific organisations and communities

Excellent planning / time management skills

Flexibility and adaptability to respond to change and work priorities as required

Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills

Skills in collation of data and information for planning and reporting purposes, ensure activities and services align with Plunket's pro-equity journey

A current full NZ Driver's licence

The legal right to work in Aotearoa (New Zealand residency strongly preferred)

Apply now to join us in our mahi.

How to apply

To view the position description or to apply for this role please refer to For further information please contact Tui Tararo, Community Services Manager for Te Tai Tonga (Lower Central Region) on or

Applications must be made online and close 5pm Friday 3 December 2021 -

Whānau Āwhina Plunket has an Immunisation Policy regarding required or recommended vaccinations for all Plunket people (related to COVID as well as other infectious diseases).

We require all our kaimahi to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in line with our requirements under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.

As a part of the recruitment process, we will ask about your COVID-19 immunisation status for all roles, and will ask you to provide proof of vaccination if successful.

If you are concerned, have questions, or have a medical contraindication that you would like to discuss, please feel free to discuss this with our recruitment team or the hiring manager for this role.

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